Articles tagged Peter Hanson

Page 28 of November 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1974

The 1974 RAC Tourist Trophy

Silverstone In an attempt to bring some semblance of reality to the Tourist Trophy race, this year's event was for production saloon cars with hmited modifications, to what might be termed Group 1½. The very full and varied entry indicated that this was a move in the right direction and no single make dominated the scene, which was refreshing to the onlookers. Naturally the Chevrolet Camaros were...

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Peter Hanson

Peter Hanson, who lost his battle with cancer in March, was best known as a leading sportscar racer through the early 1970s. The Yorkshireman, born in 1945, was more recently the partner of Jean Ireland, widow of the late Innes Ireland. Hanson started racing in single-seaters and raced with Chevron in F3 in the late 1960s. Into the 1970s he moved into Group 6 sportscars and enjoyed more success...

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Touring Round

Honours were well distributed in the Castrol Anniversary Touring Car Championship There were a lot of doubting Thomases around, including this writer, when the RAC decided to make its British Touring Car Championship for 1974 open to Group 1 production saloons only. The decision was based on the escalating costs of preparing competitive Group 2 cars, the resultant thin grids and a lack of...

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Around and About

Who is Johnny Cecotto, anyway? Imagine it's a sunny Silverstone Saturday and you've wandered along, as our intrigued reporter did, in the hope of seeing some motorsport on two wheels. The day promises much, as the 750 FIM contenders tackle Silverstone as it should be, sans Woodcote chicane. Perhaps, as one well-known motoring national newspaper writer confessed to us, you are one of the growing...

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THE MOTOR SPORT/SHELL FORMULA THREE CHAMPIONSHIP

PROSPECTS FOR THE NEW SEASON THE institution by MOTOR SPORT and Shell of an International Championship for this season's Formula Three racing has plainly provided this class of the sport with just the impetus it needs. Despite the "graduation" of last season's top four F3 performers to Formula Two, despite this being the last year of the present 1-litre regulations, and despite the complaints...

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Silverstone International Trophy

Ronnie Peterson led the International Trophy from the start after James Hunt Hesketh got away slowly from pole position, its driver thinking that the clutch was about to fail. The new Lotus was slowed by tyre trouble, but Hunt caught up easily and passed into the lead with twelve laps of the forty-lap event left. Peterson stopped with engine failure two laps later and Hunt finished a popular...

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Road Impressions

Granada Ghia v. Commodore GS Luxury and pace from Ford Cologne (with help from Dagenham) and Opel of Russelsheim. A concerned Ford of Cologne executive admitted to me in Germany last year that sales of his Consul/Granada range were wilting under a most successful attack from the Commodore, the top of the range model from General Motors' Opel plant. In Britain, on the other hand, the range of big...

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The rise of Fall

From Yorkshire and a Mini to a GM competitions boss. Tony Fall tells John Davenport how he did it Tony Fall was a rally phenomenon in the 1960s. Just as the works teams were starting to go all Scandinavian, along came this cheerful young lad from Yorkshire to give them a run for their money. His first event outside Britain was the Alpine Rally of 1965: he finished eighth in a Mini Cooper S and...

Page 37 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1971

Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

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ETC Round 7: 6-hr Grand Prix Paul Ricard

VICTORY for Toine Hezemans/Dieter Quester (BMW 3.0 CSL) in the Paul Ricard 6-Hour race in the Castellet district of the South of France on September 2nd gave BMW an unassailable lead in the European Touring Car Championship. With one round remaining at the time of writing, the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone on September 23rd, BMW held 130 points to the 100 each of Ford and Alfa Romeo, while the...

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